-A lewd cover-up http://gregoryswisdom.blogspot.com.au/2013/07/a-lewd-cover-up.html
In time of your when pox was rife
A doxy hid her scrofulous mound
Meretricious merkin, avoiding strife,
Hiding sores from prurient hound,
Who paid the wench half a crown.
Promiscuous Malkin donned merkin
Shamed by shaven pubis, lice shriven
Among Matildas in bathhouse looking,
Or frolicking by river washing linen.
Tucked merkin saved her from peeking.
On the stage, actors too wore the wig,
Obscuring obtrusive genitalia from view
Enabling men to wench during a gig.
Sure merkin drew giggle from the crew,
Chuckle lost when wenches went staging.
Forget not the merkin was very devout;
Holy wig redeemed from wanton bawd
Washed and combed obviated any doubt
This wig was indeed Saint Peter’s beard;
Again merry merkin gulled the crowd.